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Supporting Consumer Participation in Standards Development

The Consumer Participation Fund provides resources to support consumer participation in the development of standards, with an initial focus on health and safety standards.

Given the importance of consumer participation, ANSI has established the fund with the support of five founding sponsors from the ANSI membership community—ASTM International, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), NSF International, UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE), and the Toy Association.


Consumer representatives should download and complete the Consumer Participation Fund Application and email it to ANSI prior to making travel plans, as reimbursement is subject to prior approval.

The request includes the following required information:

  • Details on the standards activity to be attended, including committee name, chair, and administrator.
  • Anticipated costs for which reimbursement is requested. 

In considering an application, ANSI staff may consult with the leadership of the standards committee or relevant body regarding the scope of the standard and the need for increased consumer participation.

All standards participants must adhere to a code of conduct

For questions, contact Cleo Stamatos, ANSI’s consumer and legislative outreach manager, at


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Staff Contact

Cleo Stamatos

ANSI Consumer & Legislative Outreach Manager